Romney On Fox: Not Intimidated By Palin's Crowds; Obama Should Be More Like Clinton

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Mitt and Ann Romney sat for an interview with Fox News that aired this morning (video after the jump). Here are some nuggets of interesting material:

When asked if he's intimidated by the big crowds and book sales Sarah Palin drew on her "Going Rogue" tour, as he prepares to embark on his own in March to promote his upcoming book, "No Apology: The Case for American Greatness", the former governor says he's not: "Oh no, not at all, it's great--that's terrific news. I'm glad to see people are buying books from conservatives."



More on Palin: "She is a great, energizing member of the party. She has good ideas that have galvanized a lot of support for the party, and she's a welcome addition."

Asked about presidential ambitions, Romney said he'll decide after the 2010 elections whether or not he'll run: "You know, you really don't think about that until the time comes when you need to make a decision. It's always a possibility, and you keep the options open, but you concentrate on the task ahead. For me, that's trying to get some good people elected in 2010, and then I know once that's done, the next item on the agenda is: what's 2012 gonna be? Ann and I will give that some thought and make the decision then."

Romney says President Obama should be more like President Clinton, when asked about Obama's fallen approval ratings: "You know, I had higher hopes for him. I knew he was a smart individual. I thought that he would learn that governing from the middle was the right way to go, as President Clinton learned in his second term, but he's made a lot of the mistakes that ideologues often do, which is thinking that everybody in the country voted for their extreme agenda."

He says Obama has "weakened America, and that's a course which Americans immediately recognize as the wrong way to go."

Asked about his perfect hair, Romney said: "You know, if you put enough glue, everybody's hair could be perfect. It just grows in the wrong direction--it grows down the middle of my face unless I stick it back there."

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Chris Good is a political reporter for ABC News. He was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic and a reporter for The Hill.

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